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Old 07-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Jack Skellington - New Pictures added!

I'm making a Jack to put in my yard for Halloween. He's made out of PVC pipe and Styrofoam. I still have a long way to go, but I'm hoping he'll be done in time.

His jacket


His hands


His head. I'm not 100% happy with it, but I think it will do for now. I do plan on make more heads with different expressions so I can change his mood.


I think his hands might be too large. Here's his head in his hand, any opinions?

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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This is so cool! I think the hands are fine! Please post pictures of the other expressions when they are finished!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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I think the hands are fine too. It will be easier to see them in the dark.

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Old 07-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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oh that's so cool.
I agree that the hands are fine.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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Can you post step-by-step directions for us morons (that would be me)?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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He's not done yet, but he's getting close

Here's the parts I have done put together. I still need to alter the body some, secure the arms better, and make is bow tie and shoes. I would also like to redo the head, but that can wait. He's laying down my stairs cuz I hadn't glued his legs on when I took the shot so he wouldn't stand on his own. Plus he's really tall.





I decided the problem with the hands was the bones were too wide. I sanded them down, and finished them up. They are now ready to go.


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Old 10-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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Can you post step-by-step directions for us morons (that would be me)?
I didn't take pictures of the entire process, but once I finish (or when I have some extra time) I'll do the best I can.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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Wow! That's cool! He is huge! Is he for your front yard? Did you build him out of plumbing pipe?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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Wow! That's cool! He is huge! Is he for your front yard? Did you build him out of plumbing pipe?
He will make a supervised appearance in our front yard (I don't trust the neighbors ) He is over 8 feet tall. I'll do a final measurement when he's done. I built him out of PVC pipe, and lots of Styrofoam. PVC pipe is the base structure. I then glued Styrofoam around the pipe to form the body. The head and hands are also Styrofoam.
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He will make a supervised appearance in our front yard (I don't trust the neighbors ) He is over 8 feet tall. I'll do a final measurement when he's done. I built him out of PVC pipe, and lots of Styrofoam. PVC pipe is the base structure. I then glued Styrofoam around the pipe to form the body. The head and hands are also Styrofoam.
Well, aren't you crafty! You will have to take a final picture of him up in the yard.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #11
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That's awesome he looks really good! How did you make his head? Were you planning on doing any other characters?
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:55 AM   #12
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That's awesome he looks really good! How did you make his head? Were you planning on doing any other characters?
For his head I bought a 10" Styrofoam ball and just started carving. I used a product called Foam Putty made by Woodland Scenics to cover the Styrofoam and give it an even surface instead of all the holes.

I plan on doing other characters. I'm almost finished with Jack now so I'm hoping I can have time to get Zero done this year. Next year I'll be doing Sally, then the Mayor, and then Lock, Stock and Barrel. I hope to add a character every year, and maybe some props. I have an idea of how to do Pumpkin Hill, so maybe that will show up one year too.
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You should be very proud of yourself You are very talented. You could make a lot of money selling these.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #14
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Awesome work!!!
Love it!
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:23 PM   #15
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You built that? How awesome! He looks similar to the one we paid several hundred dollars for (and he can't go outside either)

Oops - giant pic! ummm...not sure how to resize....

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